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NCAA Champions, spring 2017

Monique Newton and Ana Richardson earned All-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Newton also became the first female NCAA champion in Oberlin College history. (March 15, 2017)

Art rental, spring 2017

Art Rental is a unique tradition of Oberlin College, in which students can rent a piece of art for $5 and live with a Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, or Lichtenstein for a semester. (February 10, 2017)

Paul Beatty Convocation

Paul Beatty is an award-winning author and poet, and the first American to receive the Man Booker Prize. He conversed with Gillian Johns, associate professor of English and Africana studies, about his novel The Sellout at a recent Convocation. Though the book uses humor to confront thorny issues, Beatty insisted he doesn’t think of himself as a satirist. “I just write,” he said. (February 24, 2017)

Melancholy Play

Sarah Ruhl's contemporary farce "Melancholy Play" comes to life in Little Theater in a staging by Zoë DePreta '17, a theater major and creative writing minor. (March 1, 2017)

Masha Gessen on the Trump and Putin presidencies

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Masha Gessen is an award-winning Russian and American journalist, author, translator, and activist. Described as "Russia's leading LGBT rights activist," she has said that for many years she was "probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole country." Gessen is a scholar in residence at Oberlin and used her personally experience growing up in an autocracy to look critically at the Trump administration. (February 16, 2017)